About us

The NW Section of the CILIP Academic and Research Libraries group aims to provide a focus for the professional concerns and interests of all university, college, and research library and information staff in the region.

ARLG offers its members:

  • Opportunities for continuing professional development through involvement in the Group and organisation of events;
  • Engagement with regional, national and international issues and debates and the chance to contribute to formation of CILIP policies;
  • Forum for exchange of information, experience, good practice and innovation;
  • Networking opportunities.

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The committee

This committee was formed after the merger of the NW COFHE & UCR groups.

Chair: Mary Pickstone, Manchester Metropolitan University

Secretary: Dawn Grundy, University of Bolton

Treasurer: Jacqueline Ponka, Holy Cross College

Web editor (on leave): Louise Minta, Bury College

Web and blog editor: Michelle Bond, Liverpool Hope University

Bursary officer: Annette Ramsden, University of Central Lancashire

Twitter managers: Sarah Mallen, University of Manchester and Gemma Jones, The Manchester College

Non post holders:

Carole Mooney, The Manchester College

John Hilton, University of Liverpool

Kate Grigsby, Bolton College

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